Patriarch Kirill’s full embracing of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is fuelling an outright rebellion among priests and bishops – not just in Ukraine.
- Russia’s refusal to accept the post-1989 regional settlement is cultural and religious just as much as political, explains prof. Frank Sysyn.
- Church and State have always been intertwined in Russia: under Tsarism God was inextricably linked to the Tsar. However recently all this has begun to change. Last year many Orthodox supporters took part in the pro democracy protests in Moscow: religious opposition to Putin is growing, there can be no doubt of that, but what this means for a government that is so intimately intertwined with the Russian Orthodox church is unclear.
- A journey inside the evolving relation between the State, the Orthodox Church and society in post-Syriza (and post-troika) Greece